Manabrata Guha

Senior Lecturer/ Senior Research Fellow
Research Fellow

With an academic and research background in political philosophy, the theory and practice of war and security, international history and politics, management and organizational behaviour theory, my current research interests and activities are driven by a critical engagement with the changes that are taking place in our understandings of software, wetware, of human-machine interfaces, of algorithmic and swarm intelligence, and the role played by various forms of emergent bio-informatic technologies in the creation and disassembling of global politico-strategic ensembles.

Currently, I am a member of the Values in Defence and Security Technology (VDST) research group, based at the School of Engineering & Information Technology (SEIT).

PUBLICATIONS

Books
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Guha M, 2022, The Rise and Fall of Network-Centric Warfare, Routledge, London
2022
Guha M, 2010, Reimagining War in the 21st Century From Clausewitz to Network-Centric Warfare, Routledge
2010
Book Chapters
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Guha M, 2017, 'Future War', in Galbreath D; Deni J (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies, Routledge, London, https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Defence-Studies/Galbreath-Deni/p/book/9781138122505
2017
Guha M, 2016, 'Network Nightmares: The Post-Military Condition', in Mellamphy N; Mellamphy D (ed.), The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche & the Network-Centric Condition, Punctum Books, New York
2016
Conference Papers
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Guha M; Galliott J, 2021, 'The Teleological Battlespace: Leveraging Norbert Weiner’s Cybernetic Paradigm', in Conference Proceedings: 3rd IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, 2020), IEEE Explore
2021
Edited Books
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Guha M; Galbreath D; Brantly A, (eds.), 2021, The Routledge Handbook of War and Technology, Routledge, London
2021
Journal articles
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Guha M; Galliott J, 2021, '“Interpreting the Signs: The Prospects of QR Coding the Battlespace”', The Air Force Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs
2021
Guha M, 2021, 'Technical Ecstasy: Network-Centric Warfare, Redux', Security Dialogue
2021
Guha M; Galliott J, 2021, 'Autonomous Systems and Moral De-Skilling: Beyond Good and Evil in the Emergent Battlespaces of the 21st Century', Journal of Military Ethics
2021
Guha M, 2019, 'Multi-Domain Warfare: Waging Unrestricted Warfare', SYNERGY: Center for Joint Warfare Studies
2019
Guha M, 2019, 'An Exegetical Incursion of the Emergent “Intelligent Battlespace', Šum: Journal of Contemporary Art and Theory, vol. 11, http://sumrevija.si/en/eng-manabrata-guha-an-exegetical-incursion-of-the-emergent-intelligent-battlespace-sum11/
2019
Guha M, 2019, 'Shashoujian, or, the way of the dragon', RUSI Journal, vol. 164, pp. 38 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03071847.2019.1643257
2019
Guha M, 2019, 'Critical Review Essay—Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War It Starts', The Air Force Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, vol. 2:1, https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Portals/10/JIPA/journals/Volume-02_Issue-1/Spring%202019.pdf
2019
Guha M, 2018, 'The Multi-Domain Battle Concept: A Preliminary Assessment', Synergy - Center for Joint Warfare Studies, https://cenjows.gov.in/upload_images/pdf/Synergy-Feb%202018%20final.pdf
2018
Guha M, 2017, 'War, Technology, and Strategy', SYNERGY
2017
Guha M, 2013, 'Indian Strategic-Military Transformation: Revolutionary in Nature, Evolutionary in Character', MacArthur Foundation-RSIS Policy Brief, https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/rsis/208-indian-strategic-military-tran/
2013
Guha M, 2013, 'The Protocols of Emergent Warfare', SYNERGY
2013
Guha M, 2011, 'Gradient Warfare', SYNERGY
2011
Guha M, 2011, 'Vague Weaponizations, or the Chemistry of Para-Tactical Engagements', Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development, vol. VII
2011
Guha M, 2011, 'Behind the Network Paradise: Speculations on Armed Conflict in a Time of Interactive Emergencies', Center for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) Journal, Summer 2011 Edition
2011
Guha M, 2010, 'Introduction to SIMADology: Polemos in the 21st Century', Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development,, vol. VI, https://www.urbanomic.com/chapter/collapse-vi-introduction-to-simadology-manabrata-guha/
2010
Guha M, 2010, 'Book Review: The Scientific Way of War', MILLENNIUM-JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
2010
Reports
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Guha M, 2012, On the Transformation of Force, Final Project Report
2012
Working Papers
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Guha M; Galliott J, 2020, Squaring the Circle: Value Sensitive Design for Autonomous Weapon Systems?, http://dx.doi.org
2020
Guha M; Galliott J, 2019, Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s Ethics Framework: A Response from the Values in Defence & Security Technology Group at the University of New South Wales, http://dx.doi.org, https://consult.industry.gov.au/strategic-policy/artificial-intelligence-ethics-framework/consultation/view_respondent?_b_index=60&uuId=1040586736)
2019
Other
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Guha M; Galbreath D, 2018, The Multi-Domain Battle Concept: A Preliminary Assessment, https://cenjows.gov.in/pdf/The%20Multi-Domain%20Battle_03-11-18.pdf
2018